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New Hampshire Downloadable Books
Browse / Search / Discover your next great read!
Use your library card to access e-books and e-audios. By clicking on the OverDrive download icon, you will be routed to the OverDrive website. Once there, search by title, author, or subject.  Make you selection and continue to check out.  The books are checked out for two weeks.  If an item is not available, it may be put on hold.  Call the Library with any questions! 

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Newsletter - January 2018
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Newsletter - March 2018


Do you want to borrow a book the library doesn't own?
The answer is
Inter-Library Loans.
The library is able to borrow materials from other libraries. The wanted item is sent to the Holderness Free Library and you check it out like any other material.  You may search on the state's website:
for titles that interest you.  All requests are made through the library by stopping in, phoning, or sending an email.  We will let you know when the item has arrived. 

Heritage Quest Online Now Available
Search U.S. Census records, cemetery databases, and other unique sources on HQO. This database is ready to use right in the comfort of your home on your own computer! (Of course, you are welcome to use it in the library if you prefer!)
Username: 0JFWCNCWNF

Have fun!

Casual Bridge
Casual Bridge is played in the meeting room on Wednesdays from 1 to 4. This is open to everyone!  Come and enjoy an exciting game with friendly people!

Amazing Postcards of Holderness, NH
It's cold and snowy!  Are you stuck inside?  Spend some time finding out more about the history of Holderness!  Selectman Peter Franceso has shared his extensive Squam post card collection with the Holderness Historical Society.  Follow this link:

Become A Library Friend!
How important are Friends groups? They make all the difference in an active vibrant library like ours!  From book and bake sales, to the Santa Sale, from raffles to their generousity, they add that special element to make the library what it is.  New members are always welcomed.  

Library Architectural Drawing

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New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

Reader's Advisory
NoveList Plus is the site to explore when you want to know what to read! The NH State Library offers this service to libraries throughout New Hampshire. 
Contact the library for the password, press on the NoveList icon, and enjoy the search.

Does your library information need updating?
Make sure you include the Library when you have a change in you contact information.  If you have a new address, phone number, email address, or even a name change, do let the Library know.  You do not want to miss out when it is your turn for one of the bestsellers!

Book Discussion - Wednesday, March 21st at 12:30 pm
A Book Discussion Group offers individuals an opportunity to read and share ideas and opinions of books in a friendly, relaxed environment. It encourages participants to read different types of books that they might otherwise overlook. Everyone then has a chance to enjoy talking about the books that are read.  On Wednesday, March 21st, we will discuss Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart. This enthralling novel is based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs. Limited copies of the book are available at the library. All are welcome!

Not Sure What to Read?
Have you tried this link?  Just type in your favorite author and find others that may be of interest!
The puzzles are back! The puzzle swap section, behind the non-fiction stacks, are packed with fun puzzles for anyone to borrow!  Choose a puzzle, write your name on the sign-out sheet provided, and enjoy. When you have finished, bring the puzzle back and write the date returned. It's so easy and fun!

Our Mission: "To create a vibrant place where people can connect"

Our Deck Needs Some Shade!
After enjoying our new deck last summer, the Library staff and Trustees have decided that the deck would be a more comfortable and welcoming place if there was some shade from the sun. Samyn D’Elia Architects, who designed the new addition, generously donated the design for a new pergola.  
 Click on these two links to see the sketches showing the proposed Pergola!
Holderness Free Library - East Elevation with Pergola
Holderness Free Library - South Elevation with Pergola

The pergola will be built out of red cedar and provide partial shade to much of the deck.   If more shade is needed, we can add vertical slats on the top of the vertical boards.  The Library staff and Trustees welcome public input to this design and would appreciate any feedback.  Please communicate your thoughts to Library staff or a Trustee.

The Library Trustees have requested that the Select Board release $15,000 from the Library Improvement Capital Reserve Fund, which currently has a balance of approximately $48,000.  This request will be voted on at Town meeting on March 14, 2018 as a separate warrant article.
Click on the link to view our new Library Brochure!
Holderness Library Brochure

Let's Color Easter Eggs!
A Great Family Program!
Saturday, March 31st

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Supplies are provided.
All you need is your imagination!


Come Join Us for Storytime!
Same program at two different times!

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
& Fridays 2 p.m.

Great fun with stories, fingerplays,
puppets, crafts, & snacks!

Looking for Tax Forms?
Federal Tax Forms are easy to find Online.

Go to to search for forms and instructions.

Winter Surrounds the Library!
The Holderness Free Library is a great place all year long!

Winter Weather Challenges!
Watch for falling ice and snow!
Occasionally the Library needs to close or change its hours of operation as a result of inclement weather.  How will you know when we are closed? 
Check the Library's website or the WMUR Closings & Delays List. 

Using caution around buildings during the winter is always the safe
thing to do. The library is not any different. Slippery walkways and
steps are a possibility as well as falling snow and ice from the roof.
The deck is closed for the season.
We want our patrons to be safe!